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Lemon vs Pear - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lemon and Pear

  • Lemon has more Vitamin C, and Iron than Pear.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 54% more.
  • Lemon contains 3 times more Iron than Pear. Lemon contains 0.6mg of Iron, while Pear contains 0.18mg.
  • Lemon contains less Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lemons, raw, without peel and Pears, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lemon
5
:
3
Pear
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Calcium +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Copper +121.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 3% 11% 5% 28% 3% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Calcium +188.9%
Contains more Potassium +19%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Copper +121.6%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lemon
6
:
4
Pear
Contains more Vitamin C +1132.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.9%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 2% 3% 0% 3% 6% 4% 3% 7% 0% 11% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1132.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +287.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175.9%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lemon Pear
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Pear Opinion
Calories 29kcal 57kcal Pear
Protein 1.1g 0.36g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.14g Lemon
Vitamin C 53mg 4.3mg Lemon
Net carbs 6.52g 12.13g Pear
Carbs 9.32g 15.23g Pear
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.6mg 0.18mg Lemon
Calcium 26mg 9mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 116mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 7mg Lemon
Sugar 2.5g 9.75g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 3.1g Pear
Copper 0.037mg 0.082mg Pear
Zinc 0.06mg 0.1mg Pear
Starch g g
Phosphorus 16mg 12mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 1mg Pear
Vitamin A 22IU 25IU Pear
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.12mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.012mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.026mg Pear
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.161mg Pear
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.049mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.029mg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 4.4µg Pear
Folate 11µg 7µg Lemon
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.022g Pear
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.084g Pear
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.094g Pear
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Pear
Threonine mg 0.011mg Pear
Isoleucine mg 0.011mg Pear
Leucine mg 0.019mg Pear
Lysine mg 0.017mg Pear
Methionine mg 0.002mg Pear
Phenylalanine mg 0.011mg Pear
Valine mg 0.017mg Pear
Histidine mg 0.002mg Pear
Fructose g 6.42g Pear

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemon Pear
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
20
Lemon
5
Pear
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
8
Pear

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
7%
Lemon
2%
Pear
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
15%
Pear
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Pear

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pear
Pear contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pear
Pear is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pear
Pear is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Pear
Pear is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.25g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/nutrients
  2. Pear - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169118/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.